On Tuesday we stopped in Sunnyvale for dinner at Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor to get out of rush hour traffic. We made a stop at the Chinese supermarket next door before eating, a convenience my mother appreciated.
Monday through Thursday, a special dinner set of Cabezon prepared two-ways is offered for $19.95. We ordered that and the fried oysters appetizer to start. The fried oysters were unremarkable other than that they were underseasoned and needed a hefty shaking of salt to taste like anything.
The Cabezon soup made with the fish bones, mustard green hearts, grass mushrooms, and soft tofu had a milky stock and relatively intense flavor for a fish stock. Ginger and white pepper highlights added spice. It was served in deconstructed fashion with a separate tureen for the broth and the contents piled on a plate and accompanied with a chili and scallion soy dipping sauce. The stir-fry was far less attractive than the photo on the specials poster. Unlike the picture, our plate did not have a mound of fish filets garnished with a few snow peas. Vegetables dominated the scene, yet the fish that did appear was done to a tee and delicious. We just wish there'd been more of it for this price.
Service was erratic even though there were only four other tables of customers when we started. All in all, I'd have to say that I enjoyed our dim sum lunch here more than this dinner visit.
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Dim sum chowdown at Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor (8/2006
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